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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atrocity  \A*troc"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Atrocities}.  [F.  atrocit['e], 
  L.  atrocitas  fr  atrox  atrocis  cruel.] 
  1.  Enormous  wickedness;  extreme  heinousness  or  cruelty. 
 
  2.  An  atrocious  or  extremely  cruel  deed. 
 
  The  atrocities  which  attend  a  victory.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atrocity 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  shockingly  cruel  and  inhumane  [syn:  {atrociousness}, 
  {barbarity},  {barbarousness},  {heinousness}] 
  2:  a  act  of  atrocious  cruelty  [syn:  {inhumanity}] 




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